Crook County History Center

  • TWO FLOORS IN THE OLD BANK


    feature tantalizing exhibits that tell Central Oregon history in detail …  
  • THE HISTORY CENTER OPENED IN 2012


    … and houses the museum’s research library, community room and new exhibits.  
  • NEW EXHIBITS REVEAL A RICH HISTORY


    Wind your way through exhibits, discover how Crook County has changed …      
  • LIVING TRADITIONS traces native peoples …


    … that have shared the history of Crook County.  

Welcome to Bowman Museum

We exist to inspire, entertain, educate and involve our local community, as well as visitors from all over the world, in the stewardship of our unique history.

We serve Crook County residents and Central Oregon visitors by offering new exhibits every year. We also feature exciting speakers, area tours, historical and genealogical research assistance, annual celebrations, regular visitation hours, newspaper articles and quarterly publications.

What’s Happening



Featured Exhibits

Museum’s military exhibit includes information and objects from World War One and Two, and uniforms from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Sharon Adams was Crook County High School graduate. In 1969 she became the first woman to sail solo across the Pacific- from Japan to San Diego. Her story is told in the book ‘Pacific Lady’. This exhibit holds objects from that voyage.


Museum Info

Click on the picture to learn about our exciting new project!


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Address
246 North Main Street,
Prineville, Oregon 97754

Hours

Winter
Tues. – Fri.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 11 – 4 p.m.

Summer
(Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
Mon. – Fri.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed major holidays & January

Phone
541-447-3715

Research Library Hours
Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Special hours by appointment

Staff Contact: (click to email)

Museum Staff:

Gordon Gillespie, Museum Director

Steve Lent, Museum Historian

Sarah Baylinson, Collections Manager

Eloise Brummer, Collections Assistant & General Info

Leslie O’Neil, Saturday Attendant

 
 

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